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Chocolate Sandwich with Clementine Oranges

Bittersweet chocolate griddled on sourdough is a gem among the simple pleasures in Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating, an artisan food bible written by Ari Weinzweig, co-owner of the famed Ann Arbor deli. We add a juicy clementine to eat between bites of sandwich. Call it a grownup after-school snack.

Ingredients

  • 1    tablespoon butter, at room temperature
  • 2    slices sourdough bread, cut 1/2-inch thick
  • 1    ounce (2 large squares) bittersweet dark chocolate
  • 1    clementine

Preparation

Butter each slice of bread on one side. Sandwich the chocolate between the non-buttered sides.

Heat a small skillet over medium heat. When the skillet is hot, place the sandwich in the center. Set a bowl or plate on the sandwich to weigh it down. Cook until the bottom of the bread is lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Turn the sandwich over and brown the other side, about 3 minutes more. Serve warm with a sweet clementine.

Serves 1.

From Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating (2003 Houghton Mifflin).